Just because it's getting colder outside is no excuse to not look sharp. We've written blog posts about how to dress warm with suits and coats, mostly focusing on business wear, but what about shirts outside of the office?
The flannel shirt has become an important piece of all dapper men's wardrobe; it's thick, keeps you warm, stylish, and sends the message of winter-has-arrived. It's the perfect foundation piece for any casual holiday event. Wear the flannel shirt paired with jeans, or as a layering piece over a white t-shirt. If you're wearing it as a layering piece, remember to keep the look relaxed by not buttoning the shirt.
Does Flannel Mean Plaid/Checked?
Easy answer - no. It is however a mistake many make. There are flannel shirts without the plaid pattern, as warm and comfy as the more traditional, plaid shirts - the difference being they fit better to dressier environments, and can more easily be worked into your business wardrobe.
The blue and grey shirt below are in fact Flannels:
If you're going for the classic look, then you should have the classic red and black flannel shirt. Automatically, when wearing this shirt, you'll give off a relaxed, casual feel, perfect for casual brunches or for a snow day spent inside relaxing with family and friends. Pair the shirt with black jeans for a stylish look, and with blue jeans for a casual look.
We've covered the classic flannel shirt, and the ones without plaid. So, what other options do you have? There's plenty of other flannel shirt colors you can choose from, like blue or green.
Our combination ideas
What color flannel shirt will you be rocking this season? Comment and let us know.